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Subject:  Re: Roth Question Date:  12/11/2006  4:31 PM
Author:  zol Number:  54731 of 90489

I am wondering if there are regulations about how often the same stock can be bought and sold, say in a week?

Waiting for the money to clear limits how often you can sell and buy in a week. Let's say the IRA*** is fully invested. In order to buy XYZ, you sell stock ABC. Some brokers would let you buy XYZ with the unsettled funds from ABC. However, if you sell XYZ before the ABC sale settles, they may freeze your account for 90 days. I get a warning from the broker before I make a purchase with unsettled funds. Don't know if the broker would give me a warning if I try to sell or just freeze my account after the sale. In any case, you have to hold anything that you buy with unsettled funds for at least 3 days.

*** This applies to cash accounts: regular brokerage accounts and Traditional or Roth IRAs.

- zol
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